A native of South Carolina, Dr. Noel Schoonmaker has served as Senior Pastor of Second Baptist Church, Richmond, Virginia since 2019. He holds degrees from Furman University (B.A.), Wake Forest University (M.Div.), and Vanderbilt University (M.A., Ph.D.) and has taught courses for Vanderbilt Divinity School, Carson-Newman University, and Central Baptist Theological Seminary. His preaching has been featured on Day 1, and he has published articles for Religion News Service, Baptists Today, Homily Service Homiletic and Interpretation. Noel and his wife, Dayna, have two daughters, Maggie and Nora. When asked to summarize his career, Noel says, “I’ve pretty much been riding Rev. Amos Disasa’s coattails.”
Big Time Bible is a weekly Bible Study led by pastors and theologians. Topics are weekly and open to new people at any time. These Bible studies will be deep dives into Scripture with a focus on various contexts: historical, theological, social and literary. Attention will also be given to the question: Why does this matter?
Led by: Pastors, Bible Scholars, and Seminary Professors
Thursdays at Noon over Zoom. Fall schedule: Sept. 16 through Nov. 18